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    July 10, 2011
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slurpees from 7:00 to 11:00. i think good evening. great to have you with us on this sunday night. in a sign of how serious this budget crisis has become, president obama and leaders of both parties are holding a rare sunday night meeting at the white house. they are trying to figure out where they're going to find the money, as this country finds itself in a race against the clock. economists warning that the government will default on its loans in weeks. unless the president and congress raise the amount of money the u.s. government can borrow. but before the u.s. borrows more, they have to figure out where they're going to come up with the money to pay for it all. so david kerley leads us off at the white house on this sunday night meeting. david? >> reporter: good evening, david. the top republicans and democrats from congress, eight of them in all, , e here at the white house to negotiate with the president on cutting the dedecit. in exchange for avoiding that looming debt crisis you
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mentioned, which is now just three weeks away. president obama is imploring congressional leaders to think big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. on abc's "this week," the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he is not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is a very tough political fight. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security, considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major changes to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans propose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dololrs from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax
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loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating that smaller deal, which probably wouldn't touch social security or the tax code and would cut only $2.4 trillion from the deficit. all this as the august 2nd deadline approaches, when the government will no longer be able to borrow to pay all its bills. >> no responsible leader would say, the united states of america, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills and meet its obligations. that could be catastrophic for the economy. >> reporter: the white house has given us no idea how long this meeting might go. we might get some indication if it goes long, that they're actually making some progress. the question is, on which deal, david? >> all right, david kerley at the white house tonight. david, thank you. i want to bring in abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight, also right there in washington. and jon, you've been digging
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into what's been going on behind the scenes here and you told me, you have the president and republican house speaker john boehner actually close to a deal and then what happened? >> reporter: that's right. they were both ready to at least begin talking about this big deal, but what happened is, speaker boehner faced the opposition, not only from tea party members of congress, but from his own leadership. eric cantor, the number two republican in the house, actually told him point blank that he would not support such a big deal if it included anything that could be called tax increases. and cantor said, not only will you not have his support, but he would lose many, many republicans in the house. >> and jon, it was not only eric cantor on the republican side, but nancy pelosi on the democratic side giving the president trouble. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. and i've spoken to a lot of top democratic leaders about this. former speaker pelosi made it clear that she was not going to support anything that would touch medicare or social security. and the reason for that, david, is that democrats are already campaigning to try to take back the house by saying it's republicans s at want to cut medicare. so, there was no way they were
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going to go along with anything that could be portrayed as a cut to medicare. >> all right, jon karl, great to have you with us on a sunday night. and one more note here. a major one on spending this evening. the white house chief of staff bill daley confirming on abc "this week" this morning that the administration is suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. the goal is to pressure pakistan to fight militants more effectively and to stop elements of pakistan's military from backing the taliban in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. a a pakistan. as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this country, millions of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes an average of ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month at midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the families heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami.
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>> looks like it's ready. >> reporter: we spent more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job as a corporate health care administrator two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for t tt last day of the month so we can restock and replenish. >> reporter: we gave them a camera to show us how in the world they make their food last 30 days. by the second week, they were already worried. >> this is what we have in our refrigerator. >> reporter: they buy ground beef on sale and add water to their milk. they stretch one package of noodles into several bowls of soup. they pick up canned goods from their local food pantry, which helps, but not by much. by the 20th? >> no milk. nothing really to survive on. >> we're at the raccoon stage. we're foraging and making what we can.
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>> reporter: we went with them 3:00 in the morning when they could finally go spend the $97. >> okay. >> reporter: their grocery list was more of a wish list. wouldn't that be nice to have all those eggs? so, if you have that ability now to just go and buy unnecessary stuff, which, to us, would be a luxury, embrace it. >> reporter: like so many, she hopes she finds work soon. and that tomorrow is just a little bit better than today. steve osunsami, abc news, indianapolis. >> the growing reality across so much of thth nation. this evening, a huge part of the country is dealing with dangerously high temperatures. there are heat warnings in more than a dozen states now, and this heat is on the move. abc's barbara pinto is tracking it tonight. >> reporter: the country's midsection is suffocating under a sticky, hot blanket of misery. >> smash the old record. >> this afternoon, just hot and humid. >> so far, hot air.
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>> reporter: in oklahoma city, omaha and minneapolis, uncomfortable and dangerous. in milwaukee, organizers called off this half marathon after runners collapsed. >> some people were kind of passing out. >> reporter: this is the 12th straight day of 100-degree temperatures in oklahoma city. the 20th so far this season. wichita falls has spent 36 of the past 38 days in the triple digits. >> plenty of fluids. keep a little shade on your head. that will help. >> where are you going to go right now? going head over to wet willy's. that will help, too. >> reporter: there are 14 states under heat advisories tonight. that number expected to grow as all of this dangerous weather moves east. this, and we are only three weeks into summer. david? >> all right, barbara, thank you so much. i want to bring in accuweather meteorologist justin polvick, who is in the weather center tonight. and justin, you've been tracking these record-breaking temperatures. what's driving this? >> reporter: a combination of two factors. we're looking at excessive drought here across the state of texas.
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as you know, drought breeds drought. very hard to rain when we have not seen rain for the past six to eight weeks. these are record highs throughout the weekend. the number here in oklahoma city, three degrees shy of the all-time record. we're looking at temperatures remaining on the hot side here throughout the south plains well into early next week. >> and justin, you told me this heat moves eastward as we begin the week. >> reporter: yeah, the core of the heat now is slicing eastbound into the tennessee valley, northbound into the ohio valley. cities like cincinnati and nashville, tennessee, likely to get in on the heat indices pushing 110 degrees outside monday afternoon. >> and you say the real relief comes midweek, but with it, some severe weather? >> reporter: powerful thunderstorms across the middle atlantic states later on this week. the core of the heat suppressed. so, the northeast escapes the major heat wave. but from the south plains into the tennessee valley, look for these blistering hot temperatures to continue throw throughout the dur case of the week. >> all right, we'll be watching. justin polvick, thanks to you. we turn overseas now to the sunday paper that delivered its final edition, and we mean final. "the news of the world" closed
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today after revelations that reporters were bribing police and eavesdropping on everyone from the royals to every day victims of crimes. and today, the media mogul who owns the paper, rupert murdoch, swooped in, trying to limit the damage. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. >> reporter: rupert murdoch rushed to london today to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. as he arrived, he was reading the last issue of "the news of the world." the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> i think if you've done wrong, you should face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by the criminal excesses of its reporters in search of sensational stories. but in the eyes of many, it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebekah brooks, who dined with murdoch tonight. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed.
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but murdococmay lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopoly by murdoch companies. 40% of the papers sold in this country including the fabled "times" and "sunday times" are owned by murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book publishing, "avatar," his. 20th century fox. fox news and, yes, fox tv, owner of "the simpsons." >> i own 60% of that. >> all right, break it up, boys. >> i suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation, the company he controls, is headquarteted in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. we're going to turn now to the brits making headlines here. prince william and his new wife kate. they are on their way back to london tonight after a whirlwind weekend in california. they are now cleaning up the
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royal red carpet. abc's bob woodruff followed them every step of the way. great to see you again, bob. >> reporter: you, too, david. you know, they have been very busy once again. but this time, i have to say, a little bit more humor and some surprises. on this final day of their north american tour, a greeting fit for rock stars. >> oh, my goodness. >> i shook his hand. so exciting. look at them shaking. >> reporter: and then, for the first time on the trip, the duchess responded to a reporter's question. >> how is your first trip to the u.s.? >> really enjoyed it. thank you very much. >> just to get that little glimpse, that little snapshot from her saying, i'm so happy to be here, was probably very satisfying for the americans. >> reporter: it's been an action-packed three days in california. william wowed the polo fans santa barbara yesterday, scoring four goals and leading his team to victory. the prize was even sweeter. and late last night, the biggest stars in tinseltown were out,
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all here to take in the royals. >> forget all the hollywood names. we've got the big ones tonight. our very own british royal family. >> reporter: this afternoon, at a visit to an inner city art school, there was playful banter between the couple. as kate worked her brush over the canvas, william turned and softly asked his bride, "what the heck is that?" and then, one last appearance with u.s. veterans and their families. with one good swipe at his brother, harry. >> and in that, i include my low-flying apache, very average brother. as a partner in today's event. >> reporter: right after that speech, the couple just disappeared behind this wall and put together packages that they're sending to little kids, those u.s. soldiers who are serving over in the wars. and right now, they are heading back to england. david, this long trip is finally over. >> and what an incredible backdrop there behind you tonight. bob woodruff, thank you for your reporting g e entire trip. still ahead here on "world
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news" this sunday night, the diane sawyer special now just hours away here. her exclusive with jaycee dugard, held captive for 18 years. and in a moment here, what jaycee would try to convince herself of every day. the real life "up in the air." the man who did what george clooney tried to do in that movie. tonight, the 10 million mile frequent flyer. and then, the royal rewind this evening. the past visits. what did the queen say right here that got this laugh? to my grandkids, i'm nana. i'm friend, secret-keeper and playmate. do you think i'd let osteoporosis slow me down? so i asked my doctor about reclast because i heard it's the only once-a-year iv osteoporosis treatment. he told me all about it and i said that's the one for nana. he said reclast can help restrengthen my bones to help make them resistant to fracture for twelve months.
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finally free after 18 years. her first interview. she tells us she never stopped thinking of the mother she loved. >> i would cry every day and be hardest when i would think about her and what she was doing and then trying to convince myself she was better without me. >> reporter: and worried you'd forget. >> worried that i'd forget what she looked like or what she sounded like. would she forget me? >> reporter: in our interview, she will detail what happened to her at the hands of a predator. she had her first baby by her captor in a backyard. so, august 18th, 1994, you're how old? >> 14. >> reporter: you're in labor, and there's nobody there. >> i didn't know i was in labor, but yeah. but i was still locked at that time. just -- scared.
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>> reporter: 60 times, parole officers would come to the house where she was being held. never look, never find her. in the end, two watchful women, campus police officers, spotted something wrong. and 1 years later, a stunning reunion, with the mother who loves hererbut remembers something she forgot to do for her child that day 18 years ago. >> i had been late to work three monday mornings in a row, and i was focused on myself, trying to get myself out that door so i wouldn't be late for work. and i chose not to go in and kiss my girls good-bye that morning. wanting to be on time. and -- for 18 years, i kick
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finally tonight here, they are rolling up the royal red carpet in california. as we roll out the royal scrapbook. because there have been visits like this weekend's before. prince william and his new wife kate dazzled california. but the royals have charmed the west coast before. 1983, queen elizabeth with president reagan and the first lady. royal welcome followed by a regal menu. lobster and caviar. and it was the queen who after disastrous weather in san francisco, spoke of the soaking rains with her dry wit. >> i knew before we came that we had exported many of our traditions to the united states. but i had not realized before
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that weathth was one of them. but mr. president, if the climate has been cooled, your welcome and that of the american people have been wonderfully warm. >> reporter: just as we saw this weekend, british royalty have long enjoyed mingling with hollywood royalty. there was princess margaret with alfred hitchcock in 1965. prince charles wowed by "charlie's angels." farrah fawcett and her husband lee majors. and jaclyn smith there on the left. and it was 1985, when we all saw princess diana in that dazzling dance with john travolta. royals have long worked on this relationship across the bond. even on the occasion of our 200th birthday, celebrating our independence. the queen greeted at the white house by president and mrs. ford. >> after all, nobody can say that what happened on the 4th of july 1776 wasn't very much a bilateral affair between us.
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>> reporter: no hard feelings then. and 35 years after that visit, now it's her grandson, the future king, evening the score. now on the way back to london. that is "world news" for this sunday night. don't forget the diane sawyer special coming up right here on abc. good night.
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it's been 20 years since jaycee dugard was snatched off the streets of south lake tahoe. now after being found alive two years ago she is telling her story. good evening, i'm alan wang. a lot of people are waiting to hear the details in prime time special here on abc7 including the people of antioch that were shocked to learn she was being held with philip and nancy carrido. cecilia vega joins us with more. >> reporter: the shock has gone away in the neighborhood but unanswered questions. she is now 31 years old and she wrote a book that details the ordeal "the stomp life."